Every week, MobileSyrup outlines some of the most notable movies and TV shows that recently hit Canadian streaming platforms.
Our ‘Streaming in Canada’ column typically focuses on new content from Amazon Prime Video, Crave and Netflix, but other services like Apple TV+ and Disney+ are mentioned when relevant. Premium video-on-demand (PVOD) platforms are also fair game as movies continue to come to digital early.
Finally, we’ll highlight shows or movies that are made by Canadian companies, involve notable Canadian cast or crew and/or are filmed in Canada.
Amazon Prime Video
Carnival Row (Season 2) [Amazon Original]
Amazon Prime Video Canada premiere date: February 17th, 2023 (first two episodes, new episodes every Friday)
Runtime: 10 episodes (around one hour each)
In this final season, a series of mysterious killings cause tensions between the Faefolk and humans, leading the denizens of Carnival Row to take action.
Carnival Row was created by Travis Beachum (Pacific Rim) and René Echevarria (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and stars Orlando Bloom (The Lord of the Rings franchise) and Cara Delevingne (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets).
Stream Carnival Row here.
An Amazon Prime Video subscription is included at no additional cost with an Amazon Prime membership, which is priced at $99/year.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Amazon Prime Video Canada this month can be found here.
Sharper [Apple Original]
Apple TV+ Canada premiere date: February 17th, 2023
Genre: Psychological thriller
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
A young man on a path of vengeance cons billionaires in Manhattan.
Sharper was directed by Benjamin Caron (Andor) and stars Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights), Sebastian Stan (Pam & Tommy), Justice Smith (The Get Down), Brianna Middleton (The Tender Bar) and John Lithgow (The Crown).
Stream Sharper here.
Star Trek: Picard (Season 3)
Crave premiere date: February 16th, 2023 (first episode, new episode every Friday)
Runtime: 10 episodes (around one hour each)
After receiving a desperate message from a long-lost friend, Picard must embark on his most daring mission yet with old and new friends alike.
Picard is based on Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek franchise and was created by Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), Michael Chabon (The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay), Kirsten Beyer (Star Trek: Discovery) and Alex Kurtzman (2009’s Star Trek).
The series features an ensemble cast that includes Star Trek: The Next Generation veterans Patrick Stewart (Picard), LeVar Burton (La Forge), Michael Dorn (Worf), Jonathan Frakes (Riker), Gates McFadden (Crusher), Marina Sirtis (Troi), Brent Spiner (Lore) and Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine).
Stream Star Trek: Picard here.
Thunder Bay [Crave Original]
The new four-part Crave Original documentary series is produced, written, and co-directed by Anishinaabe journalist Ryan McMahon, who is on a quest to uncover the truth behind the deaths of numerous Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ontario. #ThunderBay premieres Feb 17 on Crave. pic.twitter.com/ixLIQYJGJv
— Crave (@CraveCanada) January 19, 2023
Anishinaabe journalist Ryan McMahon investigates the deaths of numerous Indigenous people in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Crave premiere date: February 17th, 2023 (first two episodes, final two episodes on February 24th)
Genre: True crime documentary
Runtime: 10 episodes (around 45 minutes each)
Stream Thunder Bay here.
The Woman King
Original theatrical release date: September 16th, 2022
Crave premiere date: February 17th, 2023
Genre: Historical action-drama
Runtime: 2 hours, 15 minutes
In the West African kingdom of Dahomey in 1823, a general trains the next generation of warriors to fight a foreign enemy.
The Woman King was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Old Guard) and stars Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad), Lashana Lynch (No Time to Die), Sheila Atim (The Underground Railroad) and John Boyega (Star Wars series).
Stream The Woman King here.
A standard Crave subscription is priced at $19.99/month, with Starz costing an additional $5.99/month. A mobile-only subscription is also available for $9.99/month.
The full list of movies and shows hitting Crave this month can be found here.
Full Swing [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada premiere date: February 15th, 2023
Genre: Sports documentary
Runtime: Eight episodes (41 to 50 minutes each)
This docuseries follows pro golfers like Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Brooks Koepka on and off the course during competitions.
Perfect Match [Netflix Original]
Netflix Canada premiere date: February 14th, 2023 (first four episodes, new episodes every Tuesday)
Genre: Reality competition
Runtime: 12 episodes (around 50 minutes each)
98 Degrees’ Nick Lachey hosts this new dating series bringing together hopefuls from series like Love Is Blind, The Mole and Too Hot to Handle.
A ‘Basic with Ads’ subscription costs $5.99/month, ‘Basic’ Netflix subscription costs $9.99/month, a ‘Standard’ subscription (HD-supported) costs $16.49/month and a ‘Premium’ membership is priced at $20.99/month (4K-supported).
The full list of movies and shows hitting Netflix Canada this month can be found here.
What are you planning on streaming this week? Let us know in the comments.
For more suggestions, check out last week’s Streaming in Canada column.
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